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What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? #2033312
09/30/10 10:13 PM
09/30/10 10:13 PM
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New Jersey
crazyoildude Offline OP
crazyoildude  Offline OP
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New Jersey
What company should i use for oil analysis for my private car and customers cars? I am leaning toward blackstone for two reasons first i spoke to them about 8 months ago and they seem very helpful and real second they advertise on bitog. But if there is a warrantee issue should i use two companies for the same sample?


Check To See That The Oil Jugs You Buy Have The Exact Amount Of Oil In Them And Have An Inner Seal Under The Cap. I Use Mobil 1 And Fram Ultra Filters
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033323
09/30/10 10:25 PM
09/30/10 10:25 PM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Dyson Analysis will probably give you the most in-depth interpretation, but it'll cost you 4x what blackstone charges.

I personally use Wearcheck because they provide data than blackstone, plus they're cheaper than blackstone.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033325
09/30/10 10:27 PM
09/30/10 10:27 PM
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Austin, Texas
Brons2 Offline
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Austin, Texas
Holt Cat SOS Fluid Analysis, I pick the kits up at my local CAT dealer and they're about $12. $8 extra if you want TBN.


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Quattro Pete] #2033347
09/30/10 11:06 PM
09/30/10 11:06 PM
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New Jersey
crazyoildude Offline OP
crazyoildude  Offline OP
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New Jersey
do you have contact numbers?


Check To See That The Oil Jugs You Buy Have The Exact Amount Of Oil In Them And Have An Inner Seal Under The Cap. I Use Mobil 1 And Fram Ultra Filters
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033363
09/30/10 11:26 PM
09/30/10 11:26 PM
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Oswego, IL
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blackstone. They support their community, their analysis is clear, they give you the raw numbers, they do extra services when requested.


Cost of Hobby=2L
(Where L=Cost of Lubricant)
95 Lexus SC300 [email protected], 2000 [email protected] both VML Full Syn+Purolator PSL20195(soon to be Wix)
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033404
10/01/10 12:14 AM
10/01/10 12:14 AM
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The Critic Offline
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They all stink, and provide questionable info to be honest.

So I'd just go with the cheapest one.


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033438
10/01/10 01:47 AM
10/01/10 01:47 AM
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USA
I use Blackstone and have not had a problem with them.


If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033472
10/01/10 05:40 AM
10/01/10 05:40 AM
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Northern, NY
Rob_Roy Offline
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I use Wearcheck currently, but I have used Blackstone in the past with good results.


2016 Ford Expedition 3.5 Ecoboost
2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5
1999 Ford F350, V10
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2033490
10/01/10 06:18 AM
10/01/10 06:18 AM
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Indianapolis, IN
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Indianapolis, IN
I support those that support our site; Blackstone.

Yes you can get data for less money at other places, but when I use Blackstone, I am supporting this site in an indirect manner. The "velocity of money" has distinct advantages.


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2034258
10/01/10 08:09 PM
10/01/10 08:09 PM
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NC
BeanCounter Offline
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NC
WearCheck - I think they are the most local to me.


AMSOIL
'97 S10 4.3
'07 GXP 2.0T


Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2034381
10/01/10 11:24 PM
10/01/10 11:24 PM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
do you have contact numbers?

Google it.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude] #2087973
11/26/10 07:36 PM
11/26/10 07:36 PM
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Pablo Offline
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Use:

http://www.oaitesting.com/

Which contracts UOA's to http://www.polarislabs1.com/

They are an accredited laboratory.

Available through any of the Amsoil BITOG site sponsors, who support this site. What you get for less money are more repeatable results.


DIRECT JOBBER - PABLO - for all your Amsoil needs
http://oilslubesandfilters.shopamsoil.com/


Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Pablo] #2088049
11/26/10 08:56 PM
11/26/10 08:56 PM
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Airlie Beach Australia
Doug Hillary Offline
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Airlie Beach Australia
HI,
Pablo - You said this:
"What you get for less money are more repeatable results."

That is an interesting statement - care to provide details please?


Regards
Doug
Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Doug Hillary] #2088056
11/26/10 09:06 PM
11/26/10 09:06 PM
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Pablo Offline
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Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: Doug Hillary
HI,
Pablo - You said this:
"What you get for less money are more repeatable results."

That is an interesting statement - care to provide details please?


Simply compare prices. And Polaris is an accredited lab.

http://www.polarislabs1.com/iso-17025.php


DIRECT JOBBER - PABLO - for all your Amsoil needs
http://oilslubesandfilters.shopamsoil.com/


Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Pablo] #2088099
11/26/10 09:51 PM
11/26/10 09:51 PM
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Posts: 5,112
Airlie Beach Australia
Doug Hillary Offline
Doug Hillary  Offline
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Airlie Beach Australia
Hi,
Pablo - You said:
"....more repeatable results."

How do you determine this? Details to support this would be great - thanks in anticipation!


Regards
Doug
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